Key points to winning:
-Absolutely have to establish line of scrimmage with Dockett and Campbell, so athletic linebackers can get to Brady. Peterson will have to lead the DB's in playing strong man coverage against all the Pats receivers. Forcing 3-and-outs will be key for field-position as the Cards will need everything they can get.
-Kolb obviously has to play well. Mismatches in the receiving game with Fitzgerald and Roberts against McCourty and Arrington - tight ends match-up well against run stopping linebackers and safeties for New England. Wisenhunt knows they will have to throw to win this one as the Patriots run defense could finish in the top 5 in the league this year, just like Seatlle's of last year who stuffed em clean last weak.
-Do whatever it takes to get after Kolb as he can flat out lose games for any team he plays on. Fitzgerald can't be a factor and tackling will be key against the backs and underneath routes the Cards run. Stopping the run with base defense could allow for more nickel and dime packages for the Pats.
-Offensively do what they did against Tennessee which is run the ball. Lynch was still able to manage over 80 yards last week and everyone knows it opens up the passing game. Block against what is sure to be a blizting defense because only getting to Brady stops the Patriot offense.
The Patriots find ways to score on basically every team they face but the Cards' pass defense has allowed under 200 yards/game since the midpoint of last year. On the flipside, the much-improved Pats defense knows that if they are disciplined, Kolb can't beat them.The Patriots took advantage of a Tennessee team that looked as bad as the Pats did good. I think the Patriots show a little bit of the form they had in the pre-season in regard to the offensive line - which was'nt good...Pats 26-20 in a good game